Recently at TGS, Capcom Unity forum members got some of their questions about Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate answered by the producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto. (original link)
Questions asked were:
Do you think Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is a good introduction to the game for those who are prospective fans to the series?
Is there a chance that there will be a demo of MH 3 Ultimate?
Any alternative control schemes possible for MH3U?
Tsujimoto concluded with a message to the fans in the West.